Absolution  (DVD)
confessions turn from a practical joke to a real murder mystery Father Goddard (Richard Burton) hears confessions at a catholic school. In confession, student Benjamin Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend (Billy Connolly) and buried him in the forest. Goddard investigates the matter and finds a buried scarecrow. Shortly after, Stanfield once again enters the confession booth, telling Goddard that what before was a practical joke, he has now made happen. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter. This time, he discovers a dead body. The confessions now turn from a practical joke into a real murder mystery, especially when outside of the confessions Stanfield denies everything.
This gripping and bizarre story of a Catholic priest and his students at an all-boys boarding school contains mystery, intrigue, murder and leads to a Hitchcock-like shock ending. ABSOLUTION is based on a true story.